Community Updates

The community updates page centralizes information including links to community and newcomer services, funding opportunities, media release, research reports and related resources. Please click  the category below to access relevant information or scroll down to read further.


Community Programs

Community Cafe hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East 

Fitness Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

Food Bank Hours – 4100 Lawrence Ave East

Fun for Seniors – Senior’s Cafe

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Program

Malvern Family Resource Centre_Youth and Family Counselling Walk-in Clinic

Senior’s Cafe – Fun for Seniors_Dorset Park Hub

Sisters Connected – Program for aged 15 – 22 at CICS

Women’s Wellness Patois at Malvern

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Education and Language Programs

ELT in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Engineering,…. at TDSB

English Conversation Classes -MFRS

English Conversation Club @ Scarborough East Early Years Center on Mondays and Thursdays 

English Courses for Adult Immigrants @ Wadern Adult Education Centre

ESL Classes at TSDB – Scarborough 

Free ESL Classes in Scarborough … SPECIAL FOCUS_TDSB

Frontier College – LBS Programs for Youth and Adults at New Location 

Language for Workplace Connections @ ACCES Employment 

LINC Full time and Part time classes at Midland & Finch

Literacy and Basic Skills Classes at St Leonard Adults Education Centre

Literacy & Basic Skills Literacy Classes for Youth and Adults – Scarborough Frontier College 

Literacy, Math and Computer Classes_Frontier College 


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Employment Support

ACCES Employment – Bridging Programs Contact Information

ACCES Employment Job Connections Programs

After School Program for Youth Ages 10 to 18 @ CICS Immigrant Resource Centre

Bridging Program_Healthcare, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and Office Administration

Business Office Skills – Free Program for women interested in entry-level office Admin & Customer service 

Coaching-to-Career Program

CPAC Gateway to Banking and Finance Employment Program 

Employment Service @ Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Free Certificate Training Program at New Circles Community Services 

Healthcare Connections_Alternative Career Options for Internationally Educated Healthcare Professionals 

HOPES – Building Strengths for Work 

HOPES -Building Strengths for Work – A program for Newcomers Struggling with Resettlement Stress 

Mentorship Program at CICS

Sales and Marketing Connections – ACCES Employment

The Mentoring Partnership at Seneca Workforce Skills Centre 

Youth Job Connection – Paid Pre-employment Training 

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Funding Opportunities & Call for Proposals

Capital Grants – Organization Registration Deadline_Jul 25, 2018 & Application Deadline_Aug 15, 2018 

New Funding for Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives_Contact Canadian Heritage – New !

OCASI Professional Education and Training Project (PET) 

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Funding Opportunities – Ongoing Call for Proposals

Career Focus Local and Regional Projects 

Foreign Credential Recognition Program 

Metcalf Foundation Opportunity Fund – improve the economic livelihoods of Toronto’s working poor 

Multi-sectoral Partnerships to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease 

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Health Programs

Access to Health Care and Family Doctor for LGBTQ Newcomers 

Breakthrough – Counselling and Seminars 

Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Program @ Carefirst

Carefirst Community Cardiovascular -Prevention and Rehabilitation Program

Caregiver Support Group for people with Alzheimer’s Disease @ Carefirst

Caregiver Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association

Choices – Youth Program_Honk Fook Mental Health Association_Overview

Chronic Disease Management Program at Carefirst

Drop-in group therapy sessions for women dealing with substance abuse issues in the Scarborough Community 

Food for thought – A Healthy Lifestyle Series Workshops at SCHC

Free Dental Clinic by Toronto Public Health for Children, Parents and Seniors 

Free Service for Parents Coping with a Crying Infant Birth- 3 years

Grab Some Good – Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Healthy Food @ EXRESSMART Scarborough 

Health Care Services for People without Insurance in Toronto

Online course on Refugee Mental Health in French

Primary Care in French Now in Scarborough at TAIBU Community Health Centre

Project H E A L _ Free Program for Newcomers

Renal Support Group – Carefirst Family Health Team

Scarborough Postpartum Support Network – Counseling, Education, Support Groups and Referral for New Parent

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Housing and Legal Services

2015 Rent Increase Guideline 

John Howard Society – Supporting new Beginnings

John Howard Society – Supporting the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of persons who have been in conflict with the law

Low-Income Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Families 

New Circles – Do you need clothing – Gently worn clothing, shoes and accessories 

New Program – Comprehensive Reintegration-Rehabilitation Services for Individuals who have been trafficked

South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario Programs in Scarborough

Toronto Rent Bank for Low Income Families 

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News/Media Release/ Newsletters

Government of Canada providing assistance to Toronto for asylum seeker housing_Jul 16, 2018 – New !

Irregular migration reaches lowest number in past year_Jul 13, 2018 – New !



Ministers responsible for immigration meet to jointly plan for the future of immigration in Canada_Jul 13, 2018 – New !

Healthy & Whole_ SCHC Summer 2018 Newsletter 

TEQ LIP Newsletter Summer 2018 

Ban on Disconnection of Homes this Winter for Customers of Electricity Distributors – Frequently Asked Questions 

Ford Government Making OHIP+ More Cost-Effective_June 30, 2018 

Global Skills Strategy: Reflecting on a Year of Success_Jun 13, 2018 

Government of Canada announces $50 million in funding for temporary housing for asylum claimants_Jun 01, 2018

Improving Francophone immigrant services at Pearson Airport_Jun 18, 2018

IRCC Newsletter – June 2018

infolettre d’avril 2018- Expérience Globale Ontario 

Keeping Current – The Settlement and Integration News Bulletin_May 2018 

Members of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Irregular Migration take concrete action to respond to irregular migration_May 31, 2018

Memorandum of Understanding will give young Canadians the opportunity to live and work in Portugal through the International Experience Canada Program_May 03, 2018 

Minister Goodale issues new direction on keeping children out of Canada’s immigration detention system and keeping families together  

Ontario Passes Legislation to Strengthen Community Safety – Province Taking Action to Ensure All People Feel Safer and More Protected_Mar 09, 2018 

Policy Hub created to better support Francophone immigration outside of Quebec_June 11, 2018

Pour ètre toujours bein informè – le BULLETIN sur I’ètablissement et I’intègration_mai 2018 

To support biometrics expansion, Canada is opening new Visa Application Centres and offering interim services at some missions_Jun 29, 2018 

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Research and Reports

TALKING ACCESS & EQUITY – A Profile of City of Toronto Residents – Who Speak Neither Official Language_July 2018 Report – New !



2016 Report card – Child & Youth Mental Health – Children’s Mental Health Ontario 

An Evidence-informed guide to supporting people with depression in the workplace

A Basic Income for Canadians – What Would Change – January 2017 

C2C – Building Toronto, Creating Community Report_October 2014 

Calgary LIP – Survey of Newcomers – Fall 2017 Summary Report_February 2018 

Chronic Low Income Among Immigrants in Canada and its Communities_Sep 29, 2017 

CLEO’s Centre for Research and Innovation -New discussion paper: Linking health literacy and legal capability 

Community Engagement Session – TSH Strategic Plan Report_October 2014 

Community Impact – Toronto Youth Equity Strategy_January 2014

Consumers Road – Community Services and Facilities Study_May 27, 2015  

Educational and Labour Market Outcomes of Childhood Immigrants by Admission Class_Apr 25, 2016 

Eglinton East LRT Presentation_May 18, 2016 

Election Ontario makes voting easy – Fact sheet 

Environmental Scan of food security networks in Toronto_July 2016 

Envisioning Justice for Migrant Workers – A Legal Needs Assessment_March 2018 

Exploring the Intersections – Immigrant and Refugee Women Fleeing Violence and Experiencing Homelessness 

Express Entry – Mid Year Report – July 2015 

First bulletin of the 2015 C2C City Budget campaign 

Get Emergency Ready – Personal Preparedness Guide_March 2015 

Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace – Public Consultations Report – What we Heard     

Immigrant Entrepreneurship – Barriers and Facilitators to Growth_2017 

Immigrant Friendly Cities Report_ February 14, 2014

Income Security – A Roadmap for Change_October 2017 

International Students, Immigration and Earnings Growth – The Effect o a Pre-immigration Canadian University Education_Aug 2017 

Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrant Women Who Arrive as Dependants of Economic Immigrant Principal Applicants_Feb 27, 2017 

Literacy Now -Exploring challenges, capacities and opportunities for improved literacy in Kingston Galloway-Orton Park_ KGO Literacy Report_March 2018 

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres Using Technology to Better Support Survivors – Literature Review_2018 

Ontario’s Immigration Strategy – Progress Report 2017 

Portraits 2017 – Immigration & Diversity – Mowat Centre 

Resilient Neighbourhood Economies – A Foundation’s strategic learning from a three-year investment in local communities_April 2016 

Safe Employment Integration of Recent Immigrants and Refugees – Report_March 2018 

Separation and Divorce – Child Support Guide_2018

Supporting Refugee Students in Canada – Building on What We Have Learned in the Past 20 Years_2017 

Taking Action Against Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Including IslamoPhobia – Report of Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage_February 2018

The Economy Resilience of Newcomers – Exploring Newcomer Entrepreneurship – report 

The Impact of Accessible Pharmacare on Health 

The Labour Market Experiences of Newcomers and Key Role of Settlement Agencies_Feb 13, 2018 

To Prosperity – Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy_June 25, 2015 

Toronto Police Service_The Police Community Engagement Review Report_Phase II 

Transition from Temporary Foreign Workers to Permanent Residents, 1990 to 2014_February 2017 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – Call to Action – 2015 

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Settlement Support Programs

ACSA Newcomer Centre Services and Programs

Active Living Centre for Seniors 

Affiche Services en francais à Scarborough commune 

‘Afterschool Newcomer Hubs’ for youth

Building On Neighbourhood Diversity (BOND) – Weekly Drop-in for LGBTIQ+ Youth 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at Storefront 

Centre francophone – Settlement Services in French at TAIBU – Malvern 

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)_ French

French Language Settlement Services in Scarborough (La Passerelle-I.D.É.)

Girls United – Empower Yourself and Share Experience_Program for Young Women 

La Passarelle – Brochure Settlement service Scarborough 

LGBTQ Support program by ASAAP in Scarborough 

Next Stop Canada – Online Pre-arrival Programs 

Newcomer Settlement Services_SAFSS

Newcomer Youth Program at East Metro 

Our House – Your House_Strengthening Families Program – EMYS 

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE – Community Safety Dog Walking -Community Walking Initiative 

Youth & Family Counselling @ Malvern Family Resource Centre 

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